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Parish Church of St Giles, Hooke

Description: Parish Church of St Giles

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 105455

OS Grid Reference: ST5354700167
OS Grid Coordinates: 353547, 100167
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7992, -2.6605

Location: Rampisham Hill, Hooke, Dorset DT8 3PA

Locality: Hooke
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT8 3PA

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Listing Text


2/130 Parish Church of
11.11.66 St Giles


Parish Church. C15 nave. Early C16 south chapel. Chancel
rebuilt 1840 (NP). South tower-porch and vestry, 1874.
Local rubble and ashlar walls, rock-faced masonry to C19
additions. Clay-tile roofs of fish-scale shape. Stone gable-
copings with plain crosses on apices. Chancel, short with
diagonal buttresses. East window of three trefoiled lights
with tracery in a two-centred head with a label. Nave, with
one buttress midway as north. North wall has 2 C15 windows,
both of 3 cinquefoiled lights in square heads, western has a
label with head-stops. West wall has a C15 doorway with
moulded jambs, 4-centred arch in a square head, with a label
and head-stops of a bishop and a king, traceried spandrels
with paterae. South chapel has 3 windows in south wall of
2 four-centred lights in a square head, with moulded reveals
and label. East wall has one of the same. South Tower: 3
stages, divided by strings and with an embattled parapet.
Entrance: pointed-arch with label, 2-leaf plank door. 2nd
stage has a single trefoiled light. Top stage, 2-light cusped,
with panel tracery over. Label returned over. Interior:
Chancel-arch, moulded responds and pointed arch, C19.
Entrance to south chapel: moulded and 3-centred, with responds,
continuous bands of running foliage ornament. On the soffit
is a continuous band of quatrefoils enclosing shields; shield
at the apex bears the arms of Coleshill impaling Cheyney, for
Sir John Coleshill and Elizabeth (Cheyney) his wife. North wall
of the chapel has a restored fireplace-recess. The C15 south
doorway has chamfered jambs and 2-centred head. Fittings:
Font, unusual, elongated hexagonal bowl, set against the wall,
the outer faces with panels enclosing 6-pointed figures, or
quatrefoiled panels enclosing paterae, C15. Cylindrical stem
with moulded capital and base. Niches: North wall of nave,
3-sided canopy with crocketed heads and spine, angel-corbel.
East splay of north-west window, carved bracket. Brass: nave
north wall to Edmond Semar 1523-4, inscription only.

(RCHM Dorset I, p125(1))

Listing NGR: ST5354700168

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Source: English Heritage

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